The mayor of Seattle called for the demolition of the Lenin monument in the city
NEW YORK, 18 Jul — RIA Novosti. American mayor of Seattle (Washington) ed Murray on Thursday voted to remove from the city the monument to Vladimir Lenin, and the memorial to Confederate soldiers.
The mayor made a statement about “symbols of hatred, racism and violence,” and called for it to remove these symbols.
“That includes the Confederate memorials, and statues idealizing the founder of the authoritarian Soviet regime… I think that memorial (Confederate soldiers) in the cemetery of Lake View and the statue of Lenin (the district) Fremont must be removed,” said Murray.
We must never forget our history, but we should not make idols of those who committed the violence and trying to divide us on the basis of what we are and where we are.Ed Myramar American Seattle (Washington)
The mayor’s office, RIA Novosti explained that both monuments are on private land. Thus, the statement of the mayor — his position on this issue, and not a final decision.
The campaign for the demolition of the monuments to the confederates, who advocated the perpetuation of slavery during the Civil war in 1861-65 years, resumed in the U.S. after the events in Charlottesville, where on Saturday have been clashes between right-wing and left-wing activists. Protests were held in Seattle.